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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

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ARL to Celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day

posted 4/24/2015
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) will be celebrating the ASPCA national Help A Horse Day on April 26 and competing for a chance to win up to $10,000 in grant prizes to assist with efforts to rescue and rehome horses. ...

Frightened Rottweiler Jumps off Bridge Viaduct & Survives

posted 3/24/2015
On Sunday, March 15, the Animal Rescue League's (ARL) Animal Control department was dispatched to the Guthrie viaduct in Des Moines after a witness saw a male Rottweiler jump over the side. The witness said she had seen the Rottweiler on top of the viaduct and attempted to call the dog over to her, but he panicked and jumped and landed at least 2 stories down, on the tracks below. ...

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